. Bare root trees seem to have a higher success rate in planting than containerized trees of the same species. Possibly because they go from a tree farm's soil to your soil rather than from the enriched potting soil of a container to your soil.
Conventional rice has barely seven to eight per cent protein, while the high-protein rice (HPR) contains as much as 14-15 per cent protein. This would also mean that the carbohydrate content would be low.
In Chihuahua, state government officials warn that as many as 250,000 people-mainly indigenous residents of the Sierra Tarahumara-could be in danger of hunger and starvation because of the failure of small corn plots tilled for self-consumption. On S
he researchers collected temperature data from a network of specialized weather stations in forests ranging from Florida to Manitoba and compared results with nearby stations situated in open grassy areas that were used as a proxy for deforested land
Although it's far from the current reality, one of the most transformative innovations -- and I believe the most ideal method for grain acquisition -- would be an independent system owned and controlled by local farmers. The grains would have to be
And, if you’re not old enough to remember a time before the Broad Breasted White, you may be surprised that the ALBC’s website calls turkeys “the quintessential American bird.” Indeed, Benjamin Franklin wanted to designate the turkey—indigenous to No
When deforestation occurs, tree mortality at the edge of the remaining forest increases dramatically due to changes in temperature and microclimate. This in turn boosts carbon emissions when the biomass decomposes.
It took just 31 minutes for Donald Ellingson's family to end an agrarian tradition that had survived more than a half-century, by auctioning off 153 acres of rich Iowa farmland.
The use of biomimicry for water collection designs is popular among engineers -- and that includes studying the Namib beetle. But this is one of the more useful designs we've seen so far. And in areas where drought is causing the destruction of crop
Five years into a brutal national housing downturn, raw land destined for residential development has fallen so far in value that thousands of acres across the country are being used again for agriculture.
Grazing bison help promote a healthy ecosystem with roaming hooves that function as natural tractors, aerating the earth and rotating seeds. Their waste is a potent fertilizer. “If you take bison off that land, the grass is going to produce about
Firman reduced production cost by finding the exact amount of amino acids necessary to maximize turkey growth. With this knowledge, he was able to reduce the usage of more expensive proteins and increase use of less ex
On planting the Sahara desert with trees, atmospheric scientist Richard Anthes, president of the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colorado opines that “the proposal is incredibly important and definitely worth taking seriou
But TAU researchers believed that encouraging growth on a piece of land that was traditionally barren, such as desert land, was a step in a better direction. "
he system is able to non-invasively "see" beneath the surface of strawberries using four parts of the electromagnetic spectrum, namely radio frequencies, microwaves, terahertz radiation and far-infrared light. Both the hardware and software involve
"In Africa, it is generally agreed that poor soil management - along with poor water management - is most greatly affecting yields," explained co-author Frank Place, head of the centre's Impact Assessment team.
know their fields intimately, they've reduced the number of weeds that sprout in the first place. Between vegetable crops, they will turn up just half an inch of soil to prepare it for cover-crop planting; this method helps bury remaining weed seeds
One such scientist, the eminent Harvard University sociobiologist Edward O. Wilson, bases his estimate on calculations of the Earth's available resources. As Wilson pointed out in his book "The Future of Life" (Knopf, 2002), "The constraints of t
“We’re able to produce jumbo size shrimp, each weighing 1.1 ounces, known as U15 shrimp, which gives us world record production of up to 25 kilograms of shrimp per cubic meter of water using either zero water exchange and/or recirculating water,” he
“It works as a barrier. Because of the peculiar smell of this unpalatable [herb] ... it helps to stop wildlife from entering farmland. It works not only for rhinos, but also other herbivores,” said Suman Bhattarai of the Partnership for Rhino Conse
A plant that didn’t even exist a few decades ago is now King Canola, a supercrop that generates a high-protein cattle meal and a vegetable oil that’s highly coveted for its health benefits. In 2010, the plant was the most valuable cash crop in Canada
The first is that it is arguably the most successful Canadian invention of all time. (Insulin and “roll up the rim to win,” notwithstanding.) Fifty years ago, it did not exist. Back then, there was only a member of the brassica family (think mustard,
"Only experienced tractor operators have the skills needed to work a field with precision. The job of an operator is really quite complex: he observes the tractor's current position, makes a judgment based on terrain conditions and the route to be
Why Keep Honey Bees? - Wandering into the woods and staying lost for months is something I love to do. I have been an survivalist for 24 years, and have been keeping bees for more than 10 of those years. With these experiences under my belt, I have b
Organic farming is far superior to conventional systems when it comes to building, maintaining and replenishing the health of the soil. For soil health alone, organic agriculture is more sustainable than conventional. When one also considers yields,
Romantic capitalism has a long history on the Great Plains," Frank Popper said. "It's a lot of how and why the land was settled by whites in the first place, not long after the Civil War via the Homestead Act.
Using advanced econometric techniques, Uchida combined data obtained from a survey of 150 residents living near the park with changes in mangrove cover near their communities. The analyses demonstrated that the number of people who reported shrimping
In a recent issue of Food Chemical News, USDA secretary Tom Vilsack laid out a set of instructions to his department’s new Advisory Committee on Biotechnology and 21st Century Agriculture. Vilsack told the committee to come up with a plan to compensa
It is hard to recall any other federal politician so succinctly expressing the issue at the core of the debate over the board. This is a free country. If farmers do not want to want use the board to market the grain they grow on their own land, using
The technology, which involves exposing mushrooms to the same kind of ultraviolet light that produces suntans, can greatly boost mushrooms' vitamin D content. It appears in ACS' Journal of Agricultural and FoodChemistry. Ryan Simon and colleague